Euro NCAP

See the safety results of the Škoda Fabia by Euro NCAP

Results
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6.0 10 Clean Air Index
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6.5 10 Energy Efficiency Index
5.0 10 Greenhouse Gas Index
Laboratory TestsNMHCNOXNH3COPN
4.710Cold test
6.310Warm test
4.810Cold Ambient test
4.610Highway
Road test
3.410On-Road Drive
5.48On-Road Heavy Load
3.45On-Road Light Load
4.35On-Road Short Trip
2.02Congestion
Robustness
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

Control emissions, especially those pollutants regulated by legislation, was generally good. CO and NOx remained low even in the toughest of Green NCAP's tests and particulate number was never excessive. In some of the laboratory tests, emissions of ammonia, NH3, were elevated, lowering the scores slightly.

Laboratory TestsEnergy
7.210Cold test
7.410Warm test
6.210Cold Ambient test
5.210Highway
ConsumptionDriving range
Average 5.8l100 km 885km
Worst-case 6.8l100 km 734km
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The Fabia is a small, light car and its declared CO2 value of 125 g/km was easily achieved or bettered in the cold and warm tests. In the cold ambient temperature and high-load tests, CO2 emissions are a little higher but the car scores well in all of the tests and achieves an impressive 6.5 in this index.

Greenhouse GasesCO2N2OCH4
3.87Cold test
4.07Warm test
3.67Cold Ambient test
2.87Highway
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

Ammonia, NH3, and Methane, CH4, are well controlled in all tests and values of CO2 are low in the warm and cold tests, rising slightly in the more challenging scenarios.

Our verdict

The soon-to-be-replaced third generation Škoda Fabia is tested here with the 3 cylinder 1.0 litre turbocharged direct injection engine. In the past, such engines might have had issues with the number of particulate they emitted but a gasoline particulate filter (GPF) takes care of the problem, and to good effect. Emissions of particulates are never excessive, even in the more challenging tests. Emissions of NOx and CO are very well controlled, especially in the road tests. The story remains good when we look at energy efficiency, with the small engine emitting low values of CO2. This serves the car well in the Energy Efficiency index too, and excellent control of laughing gas, N2O and of Methane, CH4, contribute to a good index of 5 in this part of the assessment. Overall, the average index is only a little short of gaining the Fabia an extra half-star but it emerges from the tests with a very creditable 3 star rating.

Specifications

  • Publication Date 02 2021
  • Tested Car TMBEP6NJ6LZ11XXXX
  • Emissions Class Euro 6d-Temp
  • Tyres 185/60 R15
  • Mass 1,098 kg
  • Engine Size 999 cc
  • Engine Power/Torque 70 kW/160 Nm
  • Published CO2 125 g/km